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Is Erythroblastosis Fetalis Is An Example Of Autoimmunity Or Isoimmunity
Autoimmunity is failure of an organism in recognizing its own constituent parts as self, which allows an immune response against its own cells and tissues. Any disease that results from such an aberrant immune response is termed an autoimmune disease. Autoimmunity is often caused by a lack of germ development of a target body and as such the immune response acts against its ...Read more
Hemolytic disease: Erythroblastosis fetalis is also called hemolytic disease. Babies develop this condition before they are born. Erythroblastosis fetalis occurs when you and your baby have different blood types. When your baby's blood mixes with your blood during pregnancy, your immune system reacts by making antibodies against it. ...Read more
Misconception: It is a misconception that erythroblastosis fetalis can only occur in rh negative moms who carry a Rh pos baby. Mom can develop antibodies against a variety of other components of the human blood system that can cause erythroblastosis in the baby - fortunately these conditions are rare. ...Read more
My baby died due to erythroblastosis fetalis is there still a chance for me to have another pregnacy and have a normal baby?
Several chances: The father may have only a 50/50 chance of transmitting the gene of the protein that your blood reacts to and attacks causing anemia. Then, if it is present and the baby has blood that your blood reacts to, transfusion can be done in utero (it is risky) http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gynecology_and_obstetrics/abnormalities_of_pregnancy/erythroblastosis_fetalis.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If an rh-positive baby is suffering from erythroblastosis fetalis. An exchange transfusion is performed, why?
Increase RBC mass: Most likely the mother is Rh neg. and has made anti-Rh antibodies destroying baby's Rh pos. red cells. Exchange transfusion to the baby with Rh neg. blood will prevent hemolysis or transfused blood and increase oxygen capacity for the newborn. This process will also decrease the amount of bilirubin in baby's plasma and prevent kernicterus (yellow staining seen in parts of the brain) ...Read more
An rh-positive baby is suffering from erythroblastosis fetalis. Why would an exchange transfusion be performed?
Increase RBC mass: Most likely the mother is Rh neg. and has made anti-Rh antibodies destroying baby's Rh pos. red cells. Exchange transfusion to the baby with Rh neg. blood will prevent hemolysis or transfused blood and increase oxygen capacity for the newborn. This process will also decrease the amount of bilirubin in baby's plasma and prevent kernicterus (yellow staining seen in parts of the brain) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about fetus with Rh negative blood, will the fetus be in danger of developing erythroblastosis?
Actually no: A positive baby in a negative mother is at risk, but usually only if Mom wasn't properly treated previously. Today these problems are rare in people who are compliant with evidence-based medicine. ...Read more
Blood group: Incompatibility in the blood groups between mother and fetus can result in severe hemolytic anemia in the fetus resulting in swelling and even death of the fetus. Consult this site for more information: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gynecology-and-obstetrics/abnormalities-of-pregnancy/erythroblastosis-fetalis ...Read more
It is an autoimmune: Type i diabetes begins as a body's attack pancreas specifically the islet cells. Eventually this leads to an impairment in the production of insulin, and a dysregulation of glucose homeostasis. It almost always needs to be treated with Insulin and a skilled physician (usually an endocrinologist). ...Read more
Function and target: The immune system should react against substances that harm us, and should tolerate substances that do not harm us. In immunodeficiency, there is a weakness on the immune response. Infectious occur frequently and more severe. In autoimmunity, there is malfunction on the immune response, targetting our own tissues, such as our joints in rheumatoid arthritis. Both processes may occur together. ...Read more
See below: Pmr is an auto immune disease. In auto immune diseases certain types of white blood cells attack your own tissues and cause cell or tissue destruction. Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are two common examples. In these cases the immune system must be modulated, sometimes with powerful medications. ...Read more
See below: Autoimmunity is failure of an organism in recognizing its own constituent parts as self, which allows an immune response against its own cells and tissues. Any disease that results from such an aberrant immune response is termed an autoimmune disease. Autoimmunity is often caused by a lack of germ development of a target body and as such the immune response acts against its own cells and tissues. ...Read more
Confused immunity: Autoimmunity is when the immune system gets confused and starts attacking the body. The cause is a anything that can trigger the immune system to attack the self: food allergy, infection, heavy metal, chemical and mold. Find the cause, remove it and the autoimmunity resolves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac11G-Chnmk ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very different: A hypersensitivity is generally what we call an allergic reaction. This is mostly to things you find in the environment, and most of the time is driven by an antibody called ige. An autoimmune disease is usually driven by igg antibody, and what is being attacked is something in the body that the immune system thinks is "foreign" and should be "dealt with" when it shouldn't be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on the cause. Autoimmunity to the islet cells of the pancreas will be caused by one or more of the following: allergy, infections, heavy metal, chemical or mold. herbs can kill some infections and detox heavy metals, but are often times not strong enough to do so. work with a doctor familiar with functional medicine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac11G-Chnmk ...Read more
Can autoimmunity be reversed by just fasting/detoxing enough until all immune complexes are out of system?
Of course not: Whoever told you this is lying to you, and i think you realize it. Real autoimmune disease is serious business and you need to be under the care of a competent physician. Charlatans and authors of misleading internet sites promote these claims using anecdotes and misusing science jargon; they pose as persecuted humanitarians -- in fact they are common crooks. It's your health that is at stake. ...Read more
None exists: No herbal product can do the impossible. ...Read more
Would raynauds cause pemanent levido reticulares on upper right quadrent of the back? Or would this signify autoimmunity?
What can make me feel cold and hot at the same time almost all the night, so I sleep awfully? Something related to autoimmunity?
See Dr.: Duration, medical history and any other symptoms important. See a Dr. ...Read more